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Mathewson v. State  
Date: July 19, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 81
Docket Number: S-17-0322

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for fraudulently altering a government record, holding that a printed copy of an unsigned an unfixed bond form qualifies as a government record, as defined by Wyo. Stat....

Pioneer Homestead Apartments III v. Sargent Engineers, Inc.  
Date: July 17, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 80
Docket Number: S-17-0302

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Pioneer Homestead on its professional negligence claim against Sargent Engineers, Inc. on the grounds that Pioneer’s claims were time-...

Pier v. State  
Date: July 12, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 79
Docket Number: S-17-0205

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for felony possession of anabolic steroids found in a search of his vehicle. On appeal, Defendant challenged the denial of his motion to suppress the drugs found in his...

Rigdon v. Rigdon  
Date: July 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 78
Docket Number: S-17-0299

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court holding Appellant in contempt for failing to comply with the parties’ divorce decree. On appeal, Appellant argued that the district court (1) violated principle...

Coggins v. State ex rel., Department of Workforce Services  
Date: July 10, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 77
Docket Number: S-17-0312

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court affirming the decision of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) concluding that the Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Division (Division) had properly termi...

International Ass’n of Fire Fighters Local Union No. 5058 v. Gillette/Wright/Campbell County Fire Protection Joint Powers Board  
Date: July 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 75
Docket Numbers: S-17-0210, S-17-0221

Justia Opinion Summary: In this employment dispute, the Supreme Court affirmed separate district court decisions holding that the International Association of Fire Fighters Local Union No. 5058 (IAFF Local 5058) and the International Associatio...

Larson v. Burton Construction, Inc.  
Date: July 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 74
Docket Number: S-17-0275

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part the district court’s judgment reversing the decision of the circuit court cancelling the mobile home sale between Respondent and Petitioner upon findin...

Reed v. State, Department of Family Services  
Date: July 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 76
Docket Number: S-17-0283

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s termination of Mother’s parental rights to her minor children, holding that Mother may not collaterally attack the juvenile court’s permanency order during prior neglect pr...

Birch v. State  
Date: July 3, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 73
Docket Number: S-17-0289

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for aggravated assault and battery and breach of peace, thus rejecting Defendant’s claims of error on appeal. Specifically, the Court held (1) the district court proper...

Downs v. Homax Oil Sales, Inc.  
Date: June 27, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 71
Docket Number: S-17-0224

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff violated its duty under Wyo. R. Civ. P. 26 to provide its computation of damages and the documents supporting its damages claim to Defendant, and therefore, the district court abused its discretion by admitting...

Voelker v. State  
Date: June 27, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 72
Docket Number: S-17-0277

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s judgment and sentence entered after Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of intentionally exploiting a vulnerable adult, holding that the district court did not err when i...

Hill v. Stubson  
Date: June 25, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 70
Docket Number: S-17-0234

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s dismissal of Plaintiff’s complaint against Defendant asserting claims for defamation per se and injunctive relief, although on grounds different from those expressed by the...

Gabbert v. State  
Date: June 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 69
Docket Number: S-17-0253

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of eight felonies and holding that Defendant had failed to prove that he was not guilty by reason of mental illness or defect. Defendant...

BNSF Railway Co. v. Box Creek Mineral Limited Partnership  
Date: June 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 67
Docket Number: S-17-0254

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court quieting title on the mineral rights in lands conveyed by two deeds in 1913 in Box Creek Mineral Limited Partnership. Box Creek brought this action against B...

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